Riky Rick reduced to tears

As usual, the show had everyone spellbound. Catch it again this weekend.

08 March 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Coach Riky Rick broke down in tears in this week's dramatic episode of The Voice South Africa Season 3 after a powerful performance from the 10th artist to join #TeamRiky.

Riana Nel also managed to swell #TeamRiana to 10 members last Sunday, and Francois van Coke caught up fast with two new singers, bringing #TeamVanCoke up to seven members – only one act less than #TeamLIRA's eight singers.

The show opened with an incredible four-turn for the first duo of the season: 20-year-old music student Fentshe Nkabinde and 24-year-old music teacher Mapula Mahlo, known as Aura. Their stirring harmonies on Simphiwe Dana's 'Lakutshon' Ilanga' had Riky Rick and Francois van Coke turning their chairs simultaneously, followed shortly by Coach LIRA and, at the last possible moment.

With their choice of all four coaches, Aura threw their lot in with #TeamRiky. Jamal Shinobe (32) is a dancer and choreographer based in Johannesburg who has competed internationally with his art.

But music goes hand-in-hand with dancing, he says, and this was his time to shine. But unfortunately the coaches couldn't see the dancing that had the audience on their feet in his rendition of Zayn's 'Pillowtalk', and no chairs turned for Jamal.

Queenstown cop Nosiphiwo Ganya (34) said she wants to show people that police officials also have dreams. The studio audience loved her passionate performance of the Amanda Black hit 'Amazulu' but the coaches were getting more picky as their teams are filling up, and Nosiphiwo headed back home to Queenstown disappointed. “We're looking for something that gives you goosebumps. It can't just be something good,” LIRA explained.

Up next was 26-year-old musician Wade Bezuidenhout. His stunning falsetto on One Republic's 'Wherever I Go' impressed Riana and Francois into turning. “I obviously love both of you – or all four of you, actually,” Wade told the coaches, but he chose to go with #TeamRiana.

The Voice SA host Anele Mdoda took a TV crew to 26-year-old Mia Malherbe's Randburg townhouse to surprise her with the news that she got accepted into the Blind Auditions.

“It was the best day of my year!” Mia admitted. Her unique interpretation of the James Brown classic 'This Is a Man's World' earned her chair-turns from Riky, Riana, and Francois, and she became the sixth member of #TeamVanCoke.

Next up to perform was the late musical legend Taliep Petersen's son, 26-year-old Ashur.

Ashur has big musical shoes to fill, but he was already the youngest performer ever to fill Cape Town's Baxter Theatre with his one-man show 'Like Father, Like Son' in 2018, and his lively performance of Bruno Mars's '23 K Magic' comfortably landed him the seventh spot on #TeamVanCoke. And only when he went to congratulate his new singer's family in the audience did Francois find out about Ashur's musical legacy. “That blew me away,” he admitted. “He's from a great musical family. I think there's going to be a lot to work with him.”

Anele went on a road trip to Richard's Bay to surprise 24-year-old Vuyisile Mdlophane at her job in a bank with the news that she made the Blind Auditions. Vuyisile impressed the coaches with her vocal calisthenics on David Guetta's 'When Love Takes Over', and became #TeamRiana's second new team member of the night.

The 28-year-old Eon Claude le Roux is a Bitcoin entrepreneur and musician from Port Elizabeth. Coaches Riky, Francois, and LIRA turned for Eon within the first three notes of Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good' and by the third stanza, Riky Rick was on his feet, cheering.

“When you turned it on I said this guy is going to win this competition,” Riky said.

Ironically, Eon was hoping for the one coach who didn't turn for him, Riana, but he was happy to join the coach that was so enthusiastic about his talent on #TeamRiky. An emotional Riky Rick broke down in tears in his big red chair. “I never had a father figure to tell me 'you're doing a great job'. I felt like I was looking at myself through him,” he explained. “Don't let people tell you you're not good enough.”

The Voice South Africa premieres on M-Net 101 every Sunday at 17:30 and is repeated on VUZU, Channel 116, on Mondays at 20:00. It's also available on DStv CatchUp.


Similar News


Expanding his creative palate

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

tjil got to interview rapper KK about his new music and his move to content creation, fashion and modelling. The rapper told tjil that it...

NAM Comedy Circle back with more jokes

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

The popular stand-up comedy event regularly metamorphoses into a party with the Hilton Hotel offering prizes ranging from complimentary cocktails to a massage at the...

Erick ready for his one-man comedy show at Beacon...

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Lovers of comedy can look forward to the first edition of a one-man comedy show at the Beacon Lodge tomorrow with comedian Erich Nepembe.Adding a...

NTN workers allege unethical practices

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

The NTN facilities officer, Raphael Ndana, who was speaking on behalf of the disgruntled employees, demanded a meeting with the company's board of directors to...

Liina Kaandjetu drops Kakutu Ndjimba

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

We wouldn't be surprised if many of you haven't heard the name Liina Kaandjetu yet, because if all of you had, tjil wouldn't continue to...

Student of the game

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

With his hit song Mamase featuring Male Artist of The Year Kalux, That I Like featuring LSD and The Fallen Angel EP, Profit is hard...

Fashion model doing her thing

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Rahab Inghalwa has been doing professional fashion modelling for three years and has since branched out to selling women's clothes and accessories. She launched her...

Gazza's in the bizniz

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Enlightening tjil on his Rwandan excursion, Gazza said the summit was aimed at discussing ways of transforming Africa and ensuring that the continent becomes self...

Dealing in leather

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

From wallets, duffle bags, back packs, fanny packs and everything in between, Mohenn has all the leather accessories you need to stay fresh. Speaking to...

Good art takes time

1 week ago - 17 May 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Now in 2019, he is his town's pride and glory, and he does not plan on giving that up anytime soon. With an album titled...

Latest News

10% water hike coming

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Disasters

The City of Windhoek has proposed a 10% water and 5% sewer tariff hike to come into effect in July. The City's recently announced...

Low earners excluded from drought...

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Disasters

Households with a combined income of more than N$2 600 will not qualify for state drought assistance, which has effectively excluded even low-level civil servants...

How did we get here?

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Opinion

How did we get to a situation, as a country, where our government is asking already struggling workers to donate 2% of the salaries as...

AMTA ends Fysal agreement

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Agriculture

Fysal Fresh Produce is to retrench 60 employees at the end of this month after its contract with the Agro-Marketing Trading Agency (AMTA) was terminated....

Geingob grills Nanso

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Education

The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) leadership received a grilling from President Hage Geingob on Wednesday during a meeting to discuss a number of issues,...

Fallout over 2% tax

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Economics

Political parties and analysts have called on the government to abandon a plan to introduce a “voluntary” 2% tax to fund drought relief.Prime Minister Saara...

Bild challenges Guibeb

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | International

The German newspaper Bild has rubbished a claim by the Namibian ambassador to Germany, Andreas Guibeb, that no arrest warrant had been issued against him.The...

Namibia ranks poorly for diversity

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Cultural

For a country that is described by many as one of the most diverse in the world, Namibia has ranked fairly poorly in a new...

Business ponders mass exodus

2 days ago - 24 May 2019 | Business

A recent survey by the Economic Policy Research Association (EPRA) of close to 600 businesses concerned about the government's policy direction shows that a staggering...

Load More